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466th BG Formation Plan
6 October 1944 mission to Wenzendorf, Germany



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...


  • James Carter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Albert Helsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Preferred to fly the Ford built B-24's. Good friends with Lt. Robert Harrington who's room was across the hall and Lt. Robert Greenwood who took over Harrington's crew when he (Harrington) was shot down flying with a make up crew.

  • Elmo Maiden

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot

  • Jesse McKnight

    Military | Major | Piot
    Flew missions from 06 October 1944-31 March 1945. Crew #665. Completed 34 missions. Flew A/C B-24J-140-CO 42-110162 'Parson's Chariot' and A/C B-24J-160-CO 44-40361. Air Medal W/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Seward Meintsma

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Completed a 35 mission tour 25 August 1944 - 16 February 1945

  • Bigby Parrott

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Completed a 30 mission tour. Originally with the 785th BS, the crew was trained as a lead crew and transferred to the 784th BS to complete their tour.

  • Bradley Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lead Crew Pilot

  • Charles Saxon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Completed a 35 mission combat tour ...

  • Joseph Tikey

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Favorite aircraft was "Slick Chick" as his crew had named her. She would go on to be the longest serving 466th BG aircraft. Completed 30 missions: Three as Squadron Lead, Seven as Group Lead, Nine as Wing Lead and two as Division Lead.

  • Earl Wassom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 35 missions from 1 August 1944 to April 1945. And Flew 8 gas hauls, all to France. Early believes that this might be the highest number of any pilot in the 8th Air Force. ...


  • 667

    6 October 1944


Date Contributor Update
07 January 2015 22:45:27 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations

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